Springton, South Australia

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South Australia
Springton is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°42′31″S 139°05′24″E / 34.7085°S 139.0901°E / -34.7085; 139.0901Coordinates: 34°42′31″S 139°05′24″E / 34.7085°S 139.0901°E / -34.7085; 139.0901
Population 330
Postcode(s) 5235
Location 20 km (12 mi) E of Williamstown
LGA(s) Barossa Council
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Localities around Springton:
Flaxman Valley Taunton, Eden Valley Eden Valley
Mount Crawford Springton Sanderston
Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant Milendella

Springton is a settlement in South Australia.[1] At the 2006 census, Springton had a population of 330.[2] It draws its name from Springs Dairy which was on the site before the town subdivision was surveyed.[3]

There is a large hollow red gum tree on the outskirts of the town. This tree was used as the first home in South Australia of Friedrich Herbig when he migrated from Germany in 1855. He married three years later and his first two children were born in the tree before he built a hut nearby in 1860. The tree is known as the Herbig Family Tree.[4]

Another of the early pioneer families in the area was the Polden family, who also settled in the nearby Mount Pleasant and Mount Crawford areas from the 1840s.[citation needed]

Springton is in the Eden Valley wine region.[5]


  1. ^ "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Springton (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Placename Details: Springton". Property Location Browser. Land Services Group, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. 19 March 2010. SA0064164. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Herbig Family Tree". South Australian Tourism Commission. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Eden Valley Wine Region (map)" (PDF). Phylloxera and Grape Industry Board of SA. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2015.